You know when you own something. I mean, it's yours and it's at a very high level. That is my Siegmund now.
Hakan Hagegard told me that you will know when a role is yours. He said it usually takes 25 performances, but you will know by it "being there" for you. Very little warm up. He was spot on. That's how Siegmund is to me now. Money.
Who gives a fig what some schmuck critic might say? They not have the balls nor the talent to stand up and do it.
Plus, after twenty years, I know when it's dang good.